100+ Free & Cheap NYC Events in March

NYC March 2015 Events

It’s definitely time for this chilly winter to take a bow. Here are more than 100 options of things to do when you’re ready to get out and about in NYC.

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Top March Event Picks
Free 2015 Tax Prep Assistance for New Yorkers—In All 5 Boroughs & Online
A Swim-and-Skate Adventure Destination
Monday, March 1st: Seaport Skate Rink Closing Party
Sunday, March 1st: DunkXChange 2015 Sneaker & Apparel Event
Through Friday, March 20th: $6 Ice Skating in Prospect Park
Sunday, March 1st: Free Spring Cake Baking Class
Sunday, March 1st: Historical NYC Women Who Broke All the Rules
Sunday, March 1st: Last 'Chase Away the Winter Blues' Tour at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Sunday, March 1st: St. Pat's for All Parade 2015
Sunday, March 1st: Hinamatsuri Festival 2015
Sunday, March 1st: Silent Oh! Open House & Market at the Silent Barn
Sunday, March 1st: Women of the Morris-Jumel Mansion
Sunday, March 1st: 'The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel' with Matt Zoller Seitz
Monday, March 2nd: The Future of the Brain with Gary Marcus
Tuesday, March 2nd: 'The Sound of Music Story' with Tom Santopietro & Ted Chapin
Monday, March 2nd: PEN DIY with Amanda Palmer
Monday, March 2nd: Free '90s Film: 'Singles'
Tuesday, March 3rd: Ben Kabak of Second Ave. Sagas & Artifacts from Superstorm Sandy at the Transit Museum
Tuesday, March 3rd: Stepping into the Yards: A Mega Project on the Hudson
Tuesday, March 3rd: Google Map Hackers
Tuesday, March 3rd: Exploring the Intersection of Love, Sex, Power & Gender
Through Friday, September 4th: 'Sinatra: An American Icon' with Never-Before-Seen Photos & Rare Recordings
Through Sunday, March 8th: SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2015
Through Sunday, March 8th: The(un)SCENE Art Show 2015
Wednesdays Through March 4th: 'New York: A Documentary Film' Screenings + Free Popcorn & Drink Specials
Wednesday, March 4th: How to Prepare an African Feast with Demos, Samples & More
Through Sunday, March 15th: 'RIP DIY' Photography Show at Cloud City
Through Sunday, March 8th: VOLTA NY Art Show Moves to Pier 90 for 2015
Thursday, March 5th: Plant-Based, Gluten-Free Cooking with Ella Woodward of Deliciously Ella
Thursday, March 5th: What Makes Coffee Delicious with Intelligentsia’s Geoff Watts
Through Sunday, March 8th: Art on Paper Fair 2015
Through Sunday, March 8th: Johnny Cash 83rd Birthday Bash
Through Thursday, March 12th: Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2015
Friday, March 6th: Brother Joscephus and the Love Revolution—Free Brooklyn Bazaar Concert
Friday, March 6th: NYC Panorama Challenge 2015
Saturday, March 7th & Sunday, March 8th: New York City Gem & Mineral Show 2015
Saturday, March 7th: Make a Succulent Planter for Free
Through Sunday, June 7th: Björk Retrospective at MoMA
Sunday, March 8th: Dirty Talk Brunch with Free Mimosas
Monday, March 9th: 'Superstorm: Nine Days Inside Hurricane Sandy'
Monday, March 9th: Free '90s Film: 'Reality Bites'
Tuesday, March 10th: Rethinking Human Rights: Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century
Wednesday, March 11th: 'Worn Stories' with Emily Spivack & Maria Popova (Brain Pickings)
Thursday, March 12th: The Brooklyn Poetry Slam
Through Saturday, March 21st: Asia Week 2015
Saturday, March 14th & Sunday, March 15th: NYC Vegetarian Food Festival 2015
Sunday, March 15th: Free Knife Skills Class + Free Knife Sharpening
Sunday, March 15th: Naughty Nutella Happy Hour with Free Nutella Treats & Bubbly
Monday, March 16th: 'Unrequited: Women and Romantic Obsession'
Monday, March 16th: Free '90s Film: 'Wayne's World'
Tuesday, March 17th: Barney Frank & 'Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage'
Through Sunday, March 29th: New Directors/New Films 2015
Thursday, March 19th: Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo) & Adam Lerner
Friday, March 20th: Free Macarons for Macaron Day NYC 2015
Saturday, March 21st & Sunday, March 22nd: NYC Coffee & Tea Festival 2015
Saturday, March 21st: Free S'MAC Mac 'n' Cheese
Through Saturday, April 4th: Macy's Spring 2015 Flower Show
Sunday, March 22nd: Free Easter Baking Class
Mondays Through May 11th: Free Shakespeare Night Classes
Monday, March 23rd: 'Mademoiselle: Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History'
Monday, March 23rd: Free '90s Film: 'Mall Rats'
Tuesday, March 24th: Free Nellie McKay Performance
Wednesday, March 25th: The World's Oddest Foods with Masters of Social Gastronomy
Through Saturday, March 28th: Brooklyn Girl Film Festival 2015
Thursday, March 26th: 'Bold Soul Sisters: A Revolution of Sound & Style' with '70s Pop Stars
Through Sunday, March 29th: Affordable Art Fair 2015
Friday, March 27th: Free Film: 'The Goonies'
Saturday, March 28th: Early Spring Bird Walk
Sunday, March 29th: 2015 USA Memory Championship
Sunday, March 29th: Dine at Time Out For Hunger 2015 Restaurants to Benefit the Food Bank For New York City
Sunday, March 29th: Free Brunch Cooking Class
Monday, March 30th: Deadly Venom & Life-Saving Drugs from Creepy Creatures
Monday, March 30th: Free '90s Film: 'Empire Records'
Tuesday, March 31st: Freedom of Information Day 2015: The Library and The Citizen's Right To Know

More Awesome NYC Event Picks
Through Sunday, March 1st: See the Development of +POOL, a Water-Filtering Pool Coming to the Middle of the East River
Through Sunday, March 1st: NYC Porn Film Festival 2015
Through Sunday, March 1st: New York City Beer Week 2015
Through Sunday, March 1st: American Human Beatbox Festival 2015
Through Sunday, March 1st: Ice Skating in Bryant Park
Through Sunday, March 1st: cinekink: nyc 2015
50% Off Chocolate Tours & Tastings
Through Friday, March 6th: NYC Restaurant Week 2015
Through Saturday, March 7th: Vera Lutter's NYC Pinhole Camera Cityscapes
Through Saturday, March 7th: 'Light Cycles' Installation Illuminates the Winter Garden
Through Saturday, March 7th: Avant Music Festival 2015
Through Sunday, March 8th: 2-for-1 Tickets During Off-Broadway Week 2015
Through Sunday, March 8th: 'Tongue Stones' at Pioneer Works
Through Sunday, March 8th: FRIGID 2015 Fringe Theatre Festival
Through Sunday, March 8th: 5,000 Hearts at BAM with The Love Yourself Project
Through Saturday, March 14th: 'CHOICE' Spotlights Resurgence of Women's Rights Issues
Through Thursday, March 19th: 'INVISIBLE CITY/NIGHT WALK': Gritty Photos of '80s LES Bohemia
Through Thursday, March 19th: 'Black & White ’Scope: American Cinema' Film Series at BAM
Through Sunday, March 22nd: 'Counterfeiting For Cash' Addresses Issues of Value & Authenticity
Through Sunday, March 22nd: 'A Century of Calligraphy'
Through Sunday, March 22nd: 'Tomi Ungerer: All in One' Spotlights the Beloved Children's Book Illustrator's Broad Range of Work
Through Sunday, March 22nd: 'Helena Rubinstein: Beauty Is Power'
Through Sunday, March 22nd: 'The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters'
Through Monday, March 23rd: 'Witness at a Crossroads' Showcases Marc Riboud’s Post-War Photographs of Asia
Through Saturday, April 25th: 'Faking It: Originals, Copies and Counterfeits' in the Fashion Industry with Garments from Chanel & Yamamoto
Through Sunday, March 29th: 'Lights, Camera, Astoria!' Explores the Rich History of Astoria Filmmaking
Through Sunday, April 1st: Free & Cheap Fitness Classes Near Union Square
Through Saturday, April 18th: 'Yves Saint Laurent + Halston: Fashioning the 70s'
Through Sunday, April 19th: Paula Hayes’s 'Gazing Globes' Puts a New Spin on the Detritus of Modern Life
Through Sunday, April 19th: 'Freedom Journey 1965: Photographs of the Selma to Montgomery March by Stephen Somerstein'
Through Sunday, April 20th: The Orchid Show 2015 at The New York Botanical Garden
Through Thursday, April 30th: 'Performing Franklin Furnace' & Making the World Safe for Avant-Garde Art
Through Thursday, April 30th: 'Avian Aviators' Take Over the Garment District
Through Sunday,May 3rd: 'SELF: Portraits of Artists in Their Absence'
Mondays Through May 11th: Free Shakespeare Night Classes
Through Sunday, May 24th: 'Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic' at Brooklyn Museum
Through Sunday, May 24th: New Museum's 2015 Triennial
Through Sunday, June 7th: 'Lincoln Speaks: Words That Transformed a Nation'
Through Spring: Erotic Fairground with Tit-Tacular Bounce House, Labyrinth & More
Through Spring 2015: 'Kandinsky Before Abstraction, 1901–1911'
Through Sunday, July 19th: 'Everything is Design: The Work of Paul Rand'
Through Sunday, July 19th: 'Elaborate Embroidery Fabrics for Menswear before 1815'
Through Summer 2015: Spencer Finch's 'A Certain Slant of Light' Turns The Morgan Into a Calendar Based on the Movement of the Sun
Through Sunday, November 1st: 'Making Music Modern: Design for Ear and Eye'